Tag Heuer Teases $1,800 Android Wear Smartwatch: Still Cheaper Than Apple Watch Edition

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Tag Heuer's Connected smartwatch

Shrouded in shadow, Tag Heuer’s $ 1,800 smartwatch might be launched on Nov. 9 with a number of firsts within the smartwatch market.
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Tag Heuer formally teased its $ 1,800 Android Wear smartwatch. It isn’t as costly as the costliest Apple Watch, however it is going to be the costliest Android smartwatch come subsequent month.

Apple’s highest high-finish smartwatch—the Apple Watch Edition—prices $ 17,000 as a result of it is made out of a strong block of 18k gold. In any other case, it shares the identical innards and performs the identical features as the most cost effective $ 350 variant. On the flip aspect, the costliest Android Wear watch proper now’s the Huawei Watch, which prices as a lot as $ 799. Now that is some huge cash for any watch.

However for $ 1,800? For the typical working human being, that is much more cash for simply a smartwatch. And contemplating most smartwatches have insides which are sure to be out of date in a number of years, these $ 1,000+ wrist devices are fairly the exhausting promote. That is why it appears Tag Heuer, Google, and Intel have partnered collectively to supply one thing totally different to the nascent wearable tech market.

On the surface, it truly does not look a lot totally different from some other watch or smartwatch we have already seen. Within the photo it posted over its Twitter account, Tag Heuer’s first luxurious smartwatch is usually coated in shadow. The watch is tagged with “Related” as its identify and a numbered bezel with a crown on the three o’clock place. Nevertheless, it is what’s inside which may make this watch stand out.

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Tag Heuer’s Related boasts a operating record of firsts: Will probably be the primary smartwatch to have Intel hardware operating contained in the watch; Will probably be the primary smartwatch to last more than a day on a single cost (reportedly as much as 40 hours). Lastly, it is going to be the primary smartwatch that may be upgraded (to bypass the standard tick-tock tech cycle that make most devices out of date after a yr or two).

Conventional watchmakers comparable to Tag Heuer should really feel the pinch of the smartwatch market, particularly if Apple reportedly bought no less than 5 million watches. On its web site, Tag Heuer says it is “pushing the Swiss avant-garde limits even additional with the TAG Heuer Related. Custom meets innovation, craftsmanship meets savoir-faire, and daring fashion meets breakthrough know-how. The clock is ticking to the key breakthrough.” We’ll discover out on Nov. 9 it it turns into a breakthrough product or not.

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